Skin Care Education
Learn how you can take care of yourself with tips and tricks from Kristen
Dermatology is a field of medical study that focuses on hair, nail, and of course, skin conditions. Learn more about the best skincare routine you can use to prevent skin conditions and maintain your skin’s health year-round. Below you will also find resources for learning more about dermatology conditions and when you should seek online dermatology care.
Part 1: Cleanse
Everyone should wash their face at least twice per day to remove the natural accumulation of dirt, bacteria, oil, dead skin, and other pollutants from day-to-day life. If you have naturally dry skin, you’ll need to find the right face wash to keep your skin from getting too dry.
Look for washes that are liquid-only non-soap cleansers. Also while you’re shopping for a face wash, review the product label to make sure its formula fits your skin type.
Part 2: Protect
Once you’ve cleaned your skin, it’s time to protect it. If you’ve been prescribed any type of acne medication or medicated ointments, you should apply those products before proceeding to the protect phase of your regimen.
Part 3: Repair
Use antioxidants to repair the skin and reverse the signs of aging. Do this at night after cleansing your skin so whatever you use on your skin will be fully absorbed for the maximum benefit.
One way to repair the skin is to use a product with antioxidant properties to remove free radicals from the surface of your skin. The great thing about antioxidants is that anyone can use them. There are no birth defects that come from antioxidants and no risk to mothers who are nursing.
Part 4: Resurface
Acids in dermatology and skin care break up dirt, oils, and other pollutants on the surface of your skin. Acids also break down old skin cells so they can be lifted away so the younger healthier skin will come to the surface.
Now, you should know that it’s not an instant fix. Acids work best with consistent use and over long periods of time. They are not a magic solution that will instantly wipe years off of your face. However, over time, you will see lines, wrinkles, and sun damage decrease as you stick to your skin care regimen.